Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention - Lead Resources
Pregnant women with high blood lead levels can transfer blood high in lead to the baby through the placenta, creating an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth or small baby.
Kids Corner is a collection of fun activities for kids that will help teach and reinforce the importance of lead safety.
The Early Periodic Screenings, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) mandate for children with Medicaid requires lead screening according to Federal law and Nevada Medicaid Policy.
El envenenamiento por plomo ocurre cuando se acumula mucho plomo en el cuerpo.
Blood lead testing is available at the Southern Nevada Health District's main facility at 280 S. Decatur Blvd (map & directions). Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. for children between the ages of 1 and 5. Most insurance companies cover the cost of lead screenings for children.
We can help prevent childhood lead poisoning by educating parents and health care providers about the dangers of lead and how to avoid it. Lead is still a big problem in this country. Lead poisoning can affect any child of any race, culture, income or region.